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Project information

S.N.A.P - Special Needs Activity Programmes

Learning Disabled Students need regular activities and innovative approaches to encourage their participation. Ohel Sarah support 400 students from the ages of 6 till the end of life. Funding is being sought to support "the extras",

January 2013 - December 2016

Charity information: Ohel Sarah

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  • Need


    Students who have a disability, some with extreme challenging behaviour, cannot always be assisted through conventional methods. Ohel Sarah have developed tailor-made programmes to support the individual child to assist in their progress.


    By preparing personalised development plans, we tap into the lives of our students and prepare therapies to support their disabilities.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To recognise the abilities of each individual student.


    » Assess each student and prepare a tailor made programme for their development plan.
    » Ensure all staff involved with the student contribute to his development through their lessons and therapies..
    » Discuss and involve parents and siblings in our approach and methods and encourage feedback.

    What success will look like

    At our monthly meetings, we assess the individual student's development and renew the programme for the following months.

    Aim 2

    To ensure every child, however challenging, is accommodated with love and professionalism.


    » Respect the student and reach out to support him, however vulnerable.

    What success will look like

    Every member of staff fills in a report of her approach to his/her students in her care. Every incident, is recorded and acted upon ensuring continued positive interaction.

    Aim 3

    To pioneer new ideas such as our morpho syntax in colour - reading with symbols.


    » Encourage the staff and child to use symbols and colour to communicate with their family and friends.
    » Augmentative Communication Method has now been implemented across Ohel Sarah, for those students troubled and locked in their own world.

    What success will look like

    This communication method has been adopted across Ohel Sarah and is extremely successful in communicating with those limited in speech and language.

    Aim 4

    To discover hidden talents and strengths.


    » Continue providing opportunities for drama, animal therapy, music, swimming that hast has had a visible impact on the growth of the independent child.

    What success will look like

    We are amazed at the wide range of talents in our special students. Our goal is to continue to bring out the best of every child.

    Aim 5

    To encourage integration and friendship in the community.


    » Those reaching 21 years are now at the crossroad and benefit from our training and employment schemes.

    What success will look like

    The neighbours of our residential units have become an integral part of the development of our Residents. Our employment placement scheme has involved the community willingly.

  • Impact


    1. Given the tools, support and encouragement many of our students will successfully integrate into the community.

    2. Our students will have a structure and schedule to the day/week.

    3. Ohel Sarah are alleviating the pressure on their families/carers.

    4. The students of Ohel Sarah will feel worthy members of the community.


    Complacency and lack of funds are our concern. Our staff attend regular workshops to ensure our methods, approaches are in line with current thinking. Lack of funds hinder our drive for modernity and we welcome suggestions from interested parties.


    We pride ourselves in involving our donors and reporting on all developments at Ohel Sarah. We invite you to visit Ohel Sarah and learn about our work and share our many success stories

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £42,065

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,500 Petting Zoo Petting Zoo
      £6,510 Day trip Day trip
      £5,239 Ipads Ipads
      £7,666 Sports Prog Sports Prog
      £20,150 3 day excursion 3 day excursion

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Bituah Leumi £10,000 Conditional
  • Background


    Ohel Sarah operates 17 centres in the Dan Region of Israel, bordering Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan and Bnei Brak. Many students commute from all over the country. Our programmes for older students is extremely popular, as there are few facilities supporting training and employment.


    400 students with learning disabilities from the ages of 6 until the end of live.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Our raison d'etre is to support those with a learning disability. We are the only centre In Israel that offers a continuous programme supporting the development of our students from the ages of 6 until the end of life.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Mrs Malka Weinberg

    As Executive Director, she has the skills and vision ensuring adequate provisions exist to support the mature adult.


Will supervise 6 students on the Tel-Aviv Beach

Every student gets every chance.